A well-respected and widely known roofing expert, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Charles has become one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry country wide, as well as an inspirational business leader championing social corporate responsibility. Antis Roofing & Waterproofing celebrated its 30 th Anniversary in 2019, or as Charles would say, “for over 30 years, we’ve been keeping families safe and dry!”
Charles has served on a dozen national and local boards for well-known organizations including the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), where he co-initiated the national adoption of all 165 Ronald McDonald homes across the country. He is also a board member of The Roofing Alliance for Progress. Locally, Charles serves on the Orange County Habitat for Humanity (Habitat OC), through which Antis Roofing & Waterproofing has donated every roof installation of every home built by Habitat OC since 2009 – over 80 families housed and $1M in “in-kind” donations, along with Eagle Roofing Products. Charles also serves many organizations.
Charles has been the recipient of many prestigious national and local awards, including the 2020 Hispanic Leadership Award from the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, IMA Impact 2020 Award, OneOC 2020 Community Cup Best Overall Project: Team Antis Roofing & California Love Drop, and OneOC 2020 Community Cup Best Hands-on Project: Team Antis Roofing & Second Harvest Truck Brigade. Charles was also honored with the American Red Cross Corporate Hero Award and a Civic 50 honoree of the most community-minded companies in Orange County in 2019. He was awarded in 2018 with the Business of the Year from the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce and the CACM Vision Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2017, Antis was honored as US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business, and he was also named as National Philanthropy Day Honoree, Outstanding Corporation or Business, Mid-Size; the Civic 50 Orange County Emerging Company award; and received the top honor with the CNA Insurance/National Roofing Contractors Association (CNA/NRCA) Community Involvement Award. Charles has also sponsored the Community Corner at the Anaheim Ducks arena since 2017, donating over 50,000 seats each year to nonprofit organizations.
Charles Antis is a master storyteller and sought-after speaker, panelist, podcast and radio show guest. He was featured in 2019 as the keynote for Best of Success; in 2018 as the keynote at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce Legends and Leaders breakfast; and at the US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Conference in Washington D.C. The Antis “model for giving – give to grow” has been featured in four books: “How Goodness Pays” written by Paul Batz with Paul Hillen; “Unlocking High Performance” by Jason Lauritsen; “Success Mindsets” written by Ryan Gottfredson; and “Do Good at Work” by Bea Boccalandro. Charles and Bea are also co-authoring a “How-to” book in coordination with a class they built for Orange County United Way that Charles believes will become a national model at all United Way’s across the country. It’s currently entitled, The New Leadership Imperative: Corporate Social Responsibility.
On this episode, we talk about how investing in your community leads to growth and retention in your roofing business.